GBHI was launched in 2015, founded with generous support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, and works to reduce the scale and impact of dementia and related neurodegenerative disorders around the world by training and supporting a new generation of leaders to translate research evidence into effective policy and practice. GBHI annual conferences are designed to bring together experts in the field of aging, dementia and neurodegeneration from around the world. This 2nd Annual GBHI Conference in Barcelona focused on advancing awareness of dementia in Spain and the larger Mediterranean region, and affords a unique opportunity for potential GBHI trainees to meet with current GBHI Faculty, Fellows and Scholars. The four-day program included invited speeches, poster presentations, panel discussions, lectures, and social gatherings. Among 100 applications only 10 received stipend for the Conference and MAMEM’s study was among them. This opportunity gave a chance to describe MAMEM vision to health regulators, neuroscientists and clinical researchers from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as well as Trinity College of Dublin. Also, further discussions made about how to explore different approaches to achieving changes in government attitudes towards brain research and many examples of successful research projects in the field of dementia, brain diseases, genetics and biomarkers were also discussed.